Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Transport Scotland has confirmed to Richard Lochhead MSP that following a road safety survey on the A96 on east of Elgin the installation of a controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists has been recommended. 

Mr Lochhead raised concerns with Transport Scotland on behalf of pedestrians and cyclists about the dangers of crossing the road near the Reiket Lane roundabout. Transport Scotland responded to say that survey work was carried out in June and included the section of the A96 between Reiket Lane roundabout along to the Moycroft Road roundabout.

Moray’s MSP has welcomed the assessment and commitment from Transport Scotland to carry out wider active travel improvements in the area.

Commenting Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“In recent years I’ve had an increasing number of constituents get in touch to raise concerns about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the A96 near the KFC roundabout.

“I think the popularity of the cycle path between Elgin and Lhanbryde has led to an increase in the number of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the busy road and it is right that Transport Scotland has reviewed the current situation to look at what can be done to make that crossing safer.

“I’m sure that those who travel on foot or by bike will welcome the recommendation to install a controlled crossing in the area and to carry out safety improvements more widely on this stretch of the A96.

“There’s more work to be done around traffic modelling and looking at the impact on traffic flow before work can progress, however, I hope that those with concerns will be reassured that Transport Scotland is taking the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on the A96 seriously.”